Acetaminophen/Tylenol Causing Autism or ADHD Lawsuit
Everyone takes something to help with the pain and some prefer that pain relief be Tylenol. Tylenol also has a generic name, which is acetaminophen. Acetaminophen has the effect of working with medication to help the cough, sore throat, and migraines. As effective as this medication is, there is a downside to too much use. Acetaminophen could also cause ADHD and autism.
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A lawsuit also can draw attention to a public safety concern and prevent others in Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi South Side, Brownsville, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, Ft. Worth and the Rio Grande Valley from suffering similar harm. If we represent you, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have any upfront costs.
Does Tylenol Cause ADHD or Autism?
In 2018, researchers performed seven studies involving 132,738 pairs of mothers and children exposed to acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is used by around 50% of pregnant women. This is because acetaminophen is considered the safest for pregnant women and children. The studies showed about 20% of children were at a higher risk for autism because of prolonged exposure to acetaminophen while in the womb. In 2019, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose cord blood and autism. Many mothers that were expecting are finding out that acetaminophen is not as safe to take during pregnancy as they thought. These mothers are gathering and have gathered to file a class action lawsuit. samples held the highest levels of acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol, were three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in childhood, compared to children with the lowest levels of acetaminophen. Autism is not the only risk, ADHD can also be from taking Tylenol.
Researchers conducted the same study using cord blood to test the links between acetaminophen and ADHD. Boston Birth Cohort tested blood from 996 children. Those children around the age of 8 to 9 years old had shown an outcome to have ADHD. This study further supports the concerns raised by previous studies that there is a link between Tylenol/acetaminophen use during pregnancy and increased risk for ADHD. Doctors are still researching to get solid evidence of ADHD because the testing shows that there could be a link. This is the same link proven between acetaminophen and autism.
Tylenol and Acetaminophen Lawsuit
These women have gathered to take legal action against manufacturers and distributors of acetaminophen, claiming that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy caused their children to develop disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. The courts are receiving the suits filed on behalf of the mothers and are making strides to make filing a suit easier. On January 11, 2023, courts approved a short form to be filled out to begin the suit. The reason this was approved was that there are many producers of acetaminophen. The non-exclusive list of autism/ADHD drugs at issue is as follows:
⦁ Alka-Seltzer PLUS
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH FAST-MAX COLD, FLU & SORE THROAT
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH FAST-MAX COLD & FLU (ALL-IN-ONE)
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH NIGHTSHIFT COLD & FLU
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH NIGHTSHIFT SEVERE COLD & FLU
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH SINUS-MAX PRESSURE, PAIN & COUGH
⦁ Mucinex MAXIMUM STRENGTH SINUS-MAX SEVERE CONGESTION & PAIN
⦁ Robitussin Maximum Strength
⦁ Sinex SEVERE ALL IN ONE SINUS
⦁ Sudafed Head Congestion + Flu Severe
⦁ Sudafed Head Congestion + Mucus
⦁ Sudafed PE Sinus Pressure + Pain
⦁ Store-brand acetaminophen
Many of the drugs on this list are not only taken by pregnant women but also by everyday adults.
Who can File a Tylenol Lawsuit?
Those that may be eligible to file a Tylenol Lawsuit / ADHD Tylenol Lawsuit/ Acetaminophen lawsuit, if one used Tylenol and/ or Acetaminophen during pregnancy and your child was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Even though one may have a claim there are certain cases that will not be considered.
A type of case that will not be considered an adult Tylenol case. If the child that was affected is an adult, there is a bar to bringing a claim, if there is a 20-year timeframe of the incident. Another case that will not be considered is if the child is too young. Any child born after March 26, 2020, was in the period when producers of these drugs became required to warn of the side effect of autism/ADHD. We will also not be considering any case where the medical records that are needed to prove the link of mothers’ use of Tylenol to the autism or ADHD of the child cannot be recovered. There are other factors that will factor into whether your case will be accepted.
Those factors are but are not limited to if during the mother’s pregnancy, she suffered gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, infection, and related fever that required the mother’s hospitalization. If the child was born prior to the 26th week of pregnancy or diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, or Tuberous Sclerosis. Another excluding factor is if the mother partook in illegal drugs, alcohol, or certain prescription drugs.n If pregnancy is considered to be geriatric, such as the mother was over 40 or the father was over 45 years of age at the time of birth or one of the parents has been diagnosed with autism. If your case is accepted, we have projections of what prior settlement looks like dealing with dangerous medications.
What Type of Settlement Can You Expect From a Tylenol Lawsuit?
Most settlement compensation payouts are only a fraction of the value of a case where there are mass injuries stemming from the same product. We cannot project the settlement amount or the likelihood that the science in these cases is strong enough to get to a jury based on the injury. Based on prior results in similar dangerous drug lawsuits, it is projected that Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit Payouts could be between $50,000 and $500,000+ depending on the strength of the claim and direction of the litigation.
Contact Texas Attorneys Investigating Acetaminophen ADHD and Autism
If you have questions about acetaminophen or Tylenol causing ADHD or Autism, call us for a free initial consultation and explanation of your legal rights.
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